Manager of SPwDD Weekday Respite

    • Job Tracking ID: 512690-589993
    • Job Location: Auburn, NY
    • Job Level: Management
    • Level of Education: 2 year degree
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: September 06, 2017
    • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

The Manager of SPwDD Weekday Respite Program has ownership of the operation of the Respite Program. He/she is also responsible for collaborating with other Support Program Managers. In addition to providing direct care services to the program participants, he/she will provide staff supervision, maintenance of supplies, communicate with families and compete and maintain files to insure compliance. He/she will maintain open and thorough communication with the other Managers, the Director and the Vice President of SPwDD, other staff, families and agency administration to ensure the highest quality of service.

Functions:

1. Directs the Weekday Respite program and is responsible for its safe, effective and efficient operation.

2. Provides direct care services to program participants.

  • See Direct Support Specialist job description (copy attached).
  • Monitors participant information documents to ensure accuracy. Reports discrepancies to Director and/or Vice President of SPwDD and assists with revisions as necessary.
  • Takes leadership role in development of appropriate social and recreational activities for participants. Completes scheduling plan and submits to Director and/or Vice President of SPwDD in a timely manner.

3. Supervises assigned staff.

  • Provides on-site supervision to staff.
  • Monitors staff timeliness in reporting to work as scheduled, interactions with participants and families, completion of cleaning duties and documentation requirements, and fulfillment of other responsibilities.
  • Reports concerns, suggestions, questions, and other information to the Director and/or Vice President of SPwDD in a timely manner.
  • Informs other Managers and Director and/or Vice President of SPwDD of any staff training needs.
  • Shares On-Call responsibilities with the other Managers of SPwDD Support Programs.
  • Schedules relief staff/coverage as needed.
  • Attends and contributes to staff meetings as scheduled.

4. Maintains needed supplies.

  • Completes weekly inventory of food, office, cleaning, and other supplies. Informs other Managers, Director and/or Vice President of SPwDD and/or Maintenance Department of needs in a timely manner.
  • Insures the transport of supplies from the Administration to Weekday program space.
  • Monitors Petty Cash including completion of necessary documentation.

5. Communicates with families.

  • Contacts families on a regular basis to assure that their needs are being met by the program(s). Reports findings to Director and/or Vice President of SPwDD Services.

6. Monitors Annex program space for maintenance needs. Informs Maintenance Department of any needs in a timely manner.

7. Conducts Fire Drills with participants as indicated in agency protocol.

8. Performs other duties as requested by the immediate supervisor or the Chief Executive Officer.

9. Responsible for maintaining the privacy and confidentiality of Protected Health Information of service recipients in any form (ie: computer access, conversation, document) during and surviving the termination, expiration or cancellation of employment/association with CC.

10. Responsible for complying with rules and regulations governing access to Protected Health Information under HIPAA. Access to Protected Health Information is limited to the extent required to perform responsibilities effectively and efficiently. No access will be permitted unnecessarily. The essential job functions as described, herein, dictate the level of access, use, and disclosure of confidential information.

11. Responds in a positive and respectful manner to diversity, among the agency’s service population and staff.

12. Attend required trainings.

13. Read required books.

14. Responsible for having awkward conversations.

15. Responsible for complying with rules and regulations governing access to Protected Health Information under HIPAA. Access to Protected Health Information is limited to the extent required to perform responsibilities effectively and efficiently. No access will be permitted unnecessarily. These essential job functions dictate the level of access, use, and disclosure of confidential information.

16. Perform other duties as requested by your immediate supervisor or the Chief Executive Officer.

Experience and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services preferred with a minimum of two years’ experience in providing services for persons with developmental disabilities, an Associate’s Degree with a minimum of three years’ experience in providing services for persons with developmental disabilities or a minimum of six years’ experience in providing services for persons with developmental disabilities.
  • Ability to handle confidential material in a responsible manner.
  • Valid NYS Driver’s License
  • Experience working with families in an outreach capacity.
  • Experience in a day program or community-based residential setting for persons with mental retardation/developmental disabilities.
  • Self-directed and capable of working effectively within the context of limited supervision.
  • Supervisory experience in a similar setting.
  • Possess the knowledge, attitude, and skills needed to appreciate and encourage diversity including:
  • The ability to forge a mutually respectful partnership with persons served and their families in which they are helped to gain the skills and confidence to address any issues and problems they face;
  • A strong positive conviction about the capacity of people to grow and change;
  • The ability to work in partnership with other team members;
  • The ability to set limits and maintain the helping role of the practitioner and to intervene appropriately to meet the needs of the persons served or other family members.
  • Ability to travel to other agency locations as required

Benefits

As a full time benefits position, staff is eligible to enroll in medical, dental, vision, FSA, supplemental life insurance, critical illness, enhanced short-term disability, and 401(k) benefits.